I would guess it has happened to you once or twice, especially if you’re a southerner. You decide to create a shrimp-n-grits meal, have a fish fry, or make breakfast for dinner and you are left with cold, hard, grits. No self-respecting southerner wants left-over grits for breakfast. It simply isn’t the same as fresh grits. I have a solution for you! Wake up, pop the casserole dish in the oven to enjoy a Left-Over Grits Casserole for breakfast. While you’re getting ready, the aroma of the casserole will wake everyone up so… score!
Left-over grits (I had about 3 cups left over.)
1.5 – 2 cups of cheese (This depends on how cheesy you want to be.)
16 oz. all-natural ground breakfast sausage
First, you will want to have some ground breakfast sausage in your freezer (or buy fresh). Brown the sausage, drain, and place into a casserole dish. Add the left-over grits. Add four eggs to the mixture along with all of the cheddar cheese except for ½ cup. Add the salt and pepper (to taste). Mix together. Smooth out mixture in casserole dish and add the remaining ½ of cheese on top. Put in the refrigerator and wait until morning to pop in the oven at 350⁰ for 40 minutes. Enjoy!
A great breakfast casserole size (in case you do not have one):